Tesla debuted their new vehicle this week and the Palo Alto-based automaker revealed that the $87,400 vehicle is able to travel 300 miles on a single charge while reaching zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds with a topped out speed of 130 mph.
The company is also offers a Tesla Model S that comes in at $57,400 with a range of 160 miles while larger battery pack options can reach 230 and 320 miles respectively.
In original testing company CEO said Elon Musk claimed the vehicle would have a maximum range of 300 miles, but an ultra aerodynamic wheel design has allowed it to beat those numbers in EPA testing.
The new vehicle was developed thanks to $465 million in funding from the Department of Energy and will be built at a factory in Fremont, California.
The vehicle is a hatchback and features two rear-facing seats that can accommodate passengers up to 4ft 11 inches. Customers who purchase the highest end vehicle with a 4G enabled infotainment system will also receive a 17-inch display.
Throw in a fast charger system with one-hour charging periods and you have a vehicle that’s fairly practical and green.
If I had nearly $60,000 sitting around I would be on board. What do you think about the new Tesla Model S design and ultra-green features?